Why is Socrates convinced that justice is more beneficial than injustice? Do you agree with Socrates that justice is more beneficial, and for the reasons he gives? Provide an argument for your position. When responding to this prompt, consider these questions: What alternative accounts of justice does Socrates encounter? By the end of the Republic, Socrates is convinced that “only the just man is happy; injustice will involve unhappiness.”
That is, what is the relationship of happiness to justice? What is the relationship of justice to the other virtues that Socrates considers (i.e. wisdom, courage, and temperance)? How does Socrates use political theory to show that each and every person should prefer justice to injustice—both in the political system in which she lives, and in herself?
Consider Glaucon’s earlier discussion, contrasting living a just life in which you “have the worst reputation” and likewise lack all other external goods, with living an unjust life so well that you have every external good possible (fame, wealth, sex, etc.). Socrates is committed to the view that, even in this situation, we should prefer to live the just life rather than the unjust life. What about Socrates’ account of justice commits him to this view?
Write a 4-5 page paper responding to one of the prompts below. Be sure to use standard formatting: double-spaced, 12pt, Times New Roman font
Your paper should include an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. Also, support your answers with the course’s readings and at least two scholarly journal articles. The article’s purpose is to support your positions, claims, and observations, in addition to your textbook.
ProQuest and EBSCOhost are great sites to find resources. Also, write in a concise and logical, using excellent grammar and style techniques. Additionally, the quality of your writing dictates grading criteria. On the other hand, if you use direct quotes from books or articles, place the words you copied (use parenthesis) and cite in-line.
The quotes should be complete sentences (no more, less) and should be incorporated in your essay to illustrate your ideas. Please, cite your sources in a clickable reference list at the end. Also, do not copy without providing proper attribution (quotation marks and in-line citations). Also, write an essay format, not in bullet form, numbering, or another list format. It would be best if you use your own words. Lastly, proofread your work and run it through Grammarly for thorough confirmation.